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Pineapple Knit Afghan

Knir Pineapple AfghanThis pineapple-inspired design, the symbol of hospitality and belonging, makes an attractive addition to any home and a very special heirloom.

Approximate finished size: 48 by 53.

Materials:

  1. 35 ozs. 4-ply worsted-weight yarn
  2. Size 5 and 7, 24 circular needles or size to obtain gauge
  3. 1 double point needle (dpn)

Gauge:

Pattern stitches on larger needle: 5 stitches = 1To save time, take time to check gauge.

Seed Stitch (st):

Worked on an uneven number of stitches (sts). Row 1: * Knit (k)1, purl (p)1; repeat from *, end k1. Repeat Row 1 for Seed St. Note: You will always work a k over a p and a p over a k.

Diamond Stitch Panel:

Worked on 11 sts.

  • Row 1: Knit.
  • Row 2: Purl.
  • Row 3: K5, p1, k5.
  • Row 4: P4, k1, p1, k1, p4.
  • Row 5: K3, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k3.
  • Row 6: P2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p2.
  • Row 7: K1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1.
  • Row 8: As Row 6.
  • Row 9: As Row 5.
  • Row 10: As Row 4.
  • Row 11: As Row 3.
  • Row 12: As Row 2.
  • Repeat Rows 1 through 12 for Diamond Stitch Panel.

Pineapple Pattern:

Worked on 32 sts.

  • Rows 1, 3, 5: P.
  • Rows 2, 4: K
  • Row 6: K12, p8, k12.
  • Row 7: P10, slip 2 to double point needle (dpn), hold in back, k2, p2 from dpn, k4, slip 2 to dpn, hold in front, p2, k2 from dpn, p10.
  • Row 8: and all wrong side rows: K on k, p on p.
  • Row 9: P 8, slip 2 to dpn, hold in back, k2, p2 from dpn, p1, slip 1 to dpn, hold in back, k2, p1 from dpn, slip 2 to dpn, hold in front, p1, k2 from dpn, p1, slip 2 to dpn, hold in front, p2, k2 from dpn, p8.
  • Row 11: P6, slip 2 to dpn, hold in back, k2, p2 from dpn, p2, slip 1 to dpn, hold in back, k2, p1 from dpn, p2, slip 2 to dpn, hold in front, p1, k2 from dpn, p2 slip 2 to dpn, hold in front, p2, k2 from dpn, p6.
  • Row 13: K over k, p over p.
  • Row 15: P5, (slip 1 to dpn, hold in back, k1, p1 from dpn, slip 1 to dpn, hold in front, p1, k1 from dpn, p2) 3 times, slip 1 to dpn, hold in back, k1, p1 from dpn, slip 1 to dpn, hold in front, p1, k1 from dpn, p5.
  • Row 17: P4, (slip 1 to dpn, hold in back, k1, p1 from dpn, p2, slip 1 to dpn, hold in front, p1, k1 from dpn) 4 times, p4.
  • Row 19: P4, k1, (p4, slip 1 to dpn, hold in back, k1, k1 from dpn) 3 times, p4, k1, p4.
  • Row 21: P4, (slip 1 to dpn, hold in front, p1, k1 from dpn, p2, slip 1 to dpn, hold in back, k1, p1 from dpn) 4 times, p4.
  • Row 23: P5, (slip 1 to dpn, hold in front, p1, k1 from dpn, slip 1 to dpn, hold in back, k1, p1 from dpn, p2) 4 times, p3.
  • Rows 25-33: As Rows 15 through 23.
  • Row 35: P6, slip 2 to dpn, hold in front, p2, k2 from dpn, p2, slip 2 to dpn, hold in front, p1, k2 from dpn, p2, slip 1 to dpn, hold in back, k2 p1 from dpn, p2, slip 2 to dpn, hold in back, k2, p2 from dpn, p6.
  • Row 37: P8, slip 2 to dpn, hold in front p2, k2 from dpn, p1, slip 2 to dpn, hold in front, p1, k2 from dpn, slip 1 to dpn, hold in back, k2, p1 from dpn, p1, slip 2 to dpn, hold in back, k2, p2 from dpn, p8.
  • Row 39: P10, slip 2 to dpn, hold in front, p2, k2 from dpn, k4, slip 2 to dpn, hold in back, k2, p2 from dpn, p10.
  • Row 41: P12, slip 4 to dpn, hold in back, k4, k4 from dpn, p12.
  • Row 43: P8, slip 4 to dpn, hold in back, k2, p4 from dpn, k4, slip 2 to dpn, hold in front, p4, k2 from dpn, p8.
  • Row 45: P6, slip 2 to dpn, hold in back, k2, p2 from dpn, p2, slip 2 to dpn, hold in back, k2, p2 from dpn, slip 2 to dpn, hold in front, p2, k2 from dpn, p2, slip 2 to dpn, hold in front, p2, k2 from dpn, p6.
  • Row 47: K on k, p on p.
  • Row 49: P10, slip 2 to dpn, hold in back, k2, p2 from dpn, p4, slip 2 to dpn, hold in front, p2, k2 from dpn, p10.
  • Rows 50, 52, 54: K.
  • Rows 51, 53: P.
  • Repeat Rows 1 through 54 for Pineapple Pattern.

Note: A circular needle is used because there are so many stitches to hold on the needle. Work back and forth as if working with two needles.

Afghan:

With smaller needle, cast on 219 sts. Work Seed St for 2.

  • Next row: Work 7 Seed Sts over next 205 sts, increasing 21 sts evenly spaced; work 7 Seed Sts--240 sts. Change to larger needle and patterns.
  • Row 1: Work 7 Seed Sts: (Diamond Pattern on 11 sts, Pineapple Pattern on 32 sts) 5 times, Diamond Pattern on 11 sts, 7 Seed Sts. Work even in patterns as established until you have 6 complete Pineapple Patterns, decreasing on last row as follows: Work 7 Seed Sts; work next 226 sts in pattern, decreasing 21 sts evenly spaced; work 7 Seed Sts--219 sts. Change to smaller needle and Seed St. Work Seed st for 2. Bind off in Seed St, using larger needle.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these instructions. We cannot be responsible, however, for variances in individual techniques, human errors or typographical mistakes.